Justice Mustapha Akanbi is dead.
Inna lillahi wa ina ilay hi rajiun. The death has just been announced of our dear father Justice Muhammed Mustapha Onibiyo Akanbi after a brief illness. We pray Almighty Allah to have mercy on him, forgive his shortcomings and admit him to the highest place in Aljannatil Firdaus. Amin. And may Allah grant his family, relations, fans, friends, and our state and nation the fortitude to bear the loss. Amin.
Justice Akanbi was the pioneer Chairman of the ICPC.
Justice Akanbi who was also the first Wakili of Ilorin died in the early hours of today at a private hospital in Ilorin after a brief illness at the age of 85 years.
One of the children of late Mustapha Akanbi, Barrister Ahmed Akanbi, confirmed the passing away of the Ghana born judge and a foremost anti graft crusader.
The Janaza prayer, according to the spokesperson of the family, will take place this morning at the deseased residence, House number 6, Agba Dam street, off Ahmadu Bello way, G. R. A Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The burial of the deceased which is expected to be officiated by the Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Bashir will take place by 12pm today at his GRA residence Ilorin.
Honourable Justice Akanbi was the founder of Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, Maasalam Islamic Foundation, Mustapha Akanbi Library and Resource Center, Nana Aishat Academy and several others.
Late Justice Mustapha Muhammed Adebayo Akanbi was born on Sunday, September 11th 1932 in Accra, Ghana and died on Sunday, June 3rd 2018.